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Set fire to your scars,
the ones etched on your soul in invisible ink,
imprints of careless words hurled long ago,
tease them out,
don’t be scared of them,
they are yours now
to do with what you will,
grind them into dust and scatter them to the wind,
or lock them in a box and toss them into the sea,
the choice is yours.
Me, I set fire to them,
chased them down and caught them,
forced them to show me their true colours,
no longer invisible, but…